A few weeks back Spungen complained about pop culture’s tendency to give a free pass to nerds:
Books, movies and TV shows told me nerds were red-hot lovers once you got those glasses and Dockers off. When you’re 12, these things have a big effect. They can hardwire your brain to desire the unlikely, even the ridiculous. You behave consistent with the belief even in the face of compelling evidence to the contrary.
Something tells me that a new CBS sitcom will not alleviate her outrage:
The Big Bang Theory: A sitcom in which two mega-nerd super-geniuses share an apartment. “They can solve any problem except oneóthe hot new girl across the hall.” A) Nerds are in this year, so I’d like to inform the Nabokov scholars in the audience that, in the pilot episode, VN’s name appears as an answer in a crossword puzzle. Eight down, I think. B) If these guys are so smart and horny, why don’t they just invent Kelly LeBrock?